Posed or Candid?

This photo is one of my favourite that I took at Jane & Marks wedding on Valentines Day at Hotel Du Vin in Birmingham City Centre. 

I love this photo simply because of the real emotion that was captured. I try to not get too involved with setting up staged photos but I had a clear Idea in my head & I wanted a photo of Jane & Mark walking down the street together. 

Some would argue that this is not a candid photo as it was ‘set up’. I disagree. I think the difference between a candid & posed photo is emotion, real vs fake. This photo may be set up but it is not posed, the emotion you see here is real! 

As a photographer I want to capture real emotion & this photo shines with it.